Loop is a summit for music makers, spanning the interlinked fields of music, technology and creativity. Throughout the event, high-profile participants and speakers will lead interactive workshops, studio sessions and discussions, and give talks, artistic presentations, and performances.

When & Where

November 9–11, 2018 in Los Angeles

Venues are located within walking distance of each other in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

  • Montalbán Theatre - 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • EastWest Studios - 6000 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Ivar Theatre - 1605 Ivar Ave (entrance on Cosmo St), Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • IO Music Academy - 1550 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Not all venues have barrier-free access. However, we will make every effort to make all rooms accessible for attendees with limited mobility including wheelchair users. Please contact us up front if you have special needs at loop@ableton.com.

You can find a list of hotels offering disounts for Loop attendess and non Loop event affiliated accommodation on the Practical Information page.

The program starts on Friday, November 9th at 11 am and ends on Sunday, November 11th at 11 pm.

The full schedule will be released by the end of September.

Tickets & Registration

Regular price tickets are 350 USD (+ 21.24 USD service fee). Student and youth tickets cost 210 USD (+ 13.54 USD service fee) - eligible for students or individuals between 18 and 26 years old. We are offering (50) subsidized tickets at a reduced cost of 50 USD (+ 4.74 USD service fee) within the first two weeks of registration. All tickets include one studio session and one workshop. To purchase a ticket, you will first need to sign up at the registration page, where you will be prompted to answer a few questions about yourself. Once the registration period has closed, we will select the attendees via a drawing and send them an invite to purchase their ticket.

On June 13th, we will open registration. You’ll have eight weeks to fill out the registration survey - ending at 9 am CET / 6 pm PDT on Friday, August 10th. Attendees will be randomly selected. Beginning on August 13th, tickets will become available for purchase for those who are allocated a spot in the drawing. If you are offered a slot, you will be notified by email and will have one week to purchase your ticket. If you do not purchase your ticket within this time, it will be allocated to the next person in line.

Registration is open until August 10th, 2018.

Due to their high demand, the 50 subsidized tickets are only available for two weeks after registration opens – offer ends on June 27th.

You can get a full refund for your ticket 30 days prior to the event via our ticketing service.

For all ticket-related enquiries, please contact loop@ableton.com.

Unfortunately, due to limited capacity at the venue, we are required to limit the number of tickets available.

We are offering student tickets at a discounted price of 210 USD (+ 13.54 USD service fee) for students. That’s 40% off regular-priced tickets.

Due to limited capacity at the venues and high ticket demand, tickets are limited to one per person.

Please contact loop@ableton.com.

Please contact loop@ableton.com.

No, access to the workshops and studio sessions are not available for separate purchase.

The ticket drawing is not yet finished. You will be notified via e-mail whether or not you receive a spot.

Yes, you will be notified via email.

No, passes are only available for the full three-day summit.


You must be 18 or older to attend Loop.

Please contact loop@ableton.com.

If you are a student at the time of your application, you will still qualify for a student ticket even if you finish before the end of the event.

Workshop and studio session sign-ups will start in October. You will be notified via email when sign-up opens. Each ticket holder may sign up for one workshop and one studio session. Due to limited capacity we cannot guarantee access to all workshops and studio sessions.

Yes, we accept international student IDs.

Further Information

We will send updates to all registered attendees as the event approaches. If you are not attending Loop but would like to be informed about Loop in general, please sign up here.

Full program details will be announced in September.

Yes, all presentations at Loop will be given in English.

We’ll be documenting as much as we can from Loop and making that content freely available online. We want everyone to benefit from what’s discussed over the course of the summit. See highlights from previous editions of Loop here.

Please contact loop@ableton.com.